Consequences Of Ideas : Quiz 5 Of 16 - Chapter 4 "Augustine"

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Consequences Of Ideas : Quiz 5 Of 16 - Chapter 4 "Augustine"

Quiz over R. C. Sproul's book the Consequences of Ideas chapter 4.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In chapter four the reader is told that the followers of Zeno rejected the mood of skepticism that prevailed in the world post-Aristotle. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which philosophical groups are mentioned specifically in the Bible?
    • A. 

      Skeptics

    • B. 

      Epicureans

    • C. 

      Augustinians

    • D. 

      Sophists

    • E. 

      Stoics

  • 3. 
    The theme song of the Stoics, according to the reading, was
    • A. 

      "Feelings"

    • B. 

      "Ataraxia"

    • C. 

      "logos spermatikos"

    • D. 

      "Que sera, sera"

    • E. 

      "Yellow Submarine"

  • 4. 
    According to the reading, what was the best method of seeking the highest good for the Epicureans?
    • A. 

      Crude hedonism

    • B. 

      Imperturbability

    • C. 

      Optimal pleasure

    • D. 

      Maximum pleasure

    • E. 

      Strict denial

  • 5. 
    According to the reading, which of the following are NOT true about the skeptics?
    • A. 

      They furthered the work of Plato and Aristotle

    • B. 

      They created a philosophy of probability

    • C. 

      They pursued truth vigorously but stopped short of conclusions

    • D. 

      They did not trust the senses

    • E. 

      They viewed dogma as an enemy

  • 6. 
    What supplanted Greek philosophy as a dominant world view in a relatively short span of time according to your reading?
    • A. 

      Skepticism

    • B. 

      Christianity

    • C. 

      Hellenism

    • D. 

      Neo-platonism

    • E. 

      Manichaeanism

  • 7. 
    According to the reading, which of the following did Plotinus want his philosophy to address?
    • A. 

      Aristotle's form-matter schema

    • B. 

      The materialism of the Stoics and Epicureans

    • C. 

      Judaeo-Christian doctrine of Creation

    • D. 

      Christian doctrine of salvation

    • E. 

      Manichaean dualism

  • 8. 
    What author, does Sproul suggest, inspired Augustine to devote his life to the pursuit of truth?
    • A. 

      Plutarch

    • B. 

      Cicero

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Aristotle

    • E. 

      Plotinus

  • 9. 
    According to the reading, what did Augustine see as the necessary condition for all knowledge?
    • A. 

      Experience

    • B. 

      Logical certainty

    • C. 

      Seeing it for oneself

    • D. 

      Philosophical support

    • E. 

      Revelation

  • 10. 
    In chapter 4, what does Augustine see as the relationship between knowledge and faith?
    • A. 

      Faith is blind and arbitrary and never contributes to knowledge

    • B. 

      One should always have faith regardless of evidence

    • C. 

      One should only value faith if one can then develop a comprehensive understanding

    • D. 

      Faith leads to knowledge and is essential to it

    • E. 

      There is no relation between faith and knowledge

  • 11. 
    According to the reading, which of the following did Augustine NOT believe about Creation?
    • A. 

      Material things are not inherently evil.

    • B. 

      Since God is good, all He created is immutably good.

    • C. 

      The Biblical concept of Creation

    • D. 

      God created ex nihilo.

    • E. 

      There was a time when the universe did not exist.

  • 12. 
    Augustine taught that evil
    • A. 

      Is an ontologically expedient derivative of good

    • B. 

      Can only be understood as the privation of the good

    • C. 

      Was created by God

    • D. 

      Was a necessary part of the creation of man since God can not create another fully perfect being.

    • E. 

      Was created by the devil.

  • 13. 
    Given what you know from the reading which of the following would best describe the Lord Jesus as the God-man.
    • A. 

      Posse peccare

    • B. 

      Non posse peccare

    • C. 

      Posse non peccare

    • D. 

      Non posse non peccare

    • E. 

      Non posse non sheriff

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